Malaysia: MTCS rejected for Dutch government procurement

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In 2010, the official Dutch government timber procurement body TPAC judged that the Malaysian Timber Certification System (MTCS) does not meet the Dutch procurement criteria for wood.
On 19 October 2011, the Board of Appeal of Stichting Milieukeur (SMK), an independent panel, rejected the Malaysian Timber Certification Council’s (MTCC) appeal against this decision.

The UK Timber Trades Journal suggests that the main reason for TPAC’s rejection of MTCS is what it claims is the scheme’s limited recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples and lack of adequate protection against the conversion of certified natural forest to other uses, including plantations.
The SMK appeals panel said MTCC had not provided substantive arguments in their case. “The result is that the MTCC Board’s action is on all counts dismissed,” it said. An MTCC spokesperson said it regretted the decision, which it said undermined the efforts by developing tropical forest countries like Malaysia to implement timber certification.

“As a voluntary timber certification scheme that has been developed through a Malaysian multi-stakeholder process, the MTCS is unfortunately held responsible by SMK for issues that are inherent to the Malaysian constitutional, legal and political system,” said MTCC chief executive Chew Lye Teng.
“Secondly, the SMK unfortunately chose not to take into consideration the additional measures to address the TPAC concerns that have been agreed between MTCC and the Dutch State secretary Joop Atsma.”

“Contrary to the SMK ruling, the Danish, British, French and UK governments and the German municipality of Hamburg have recognised the MTCS as providing assurance of sustainable timber,” said the MTCC.
The Netherlands is the largest market for Malaysian timber in the EU. In 2010, Netherlands imported around 100,000 cu.m of hardwood lumber from Malaysia. The Netherlands accounts for 49% of exports of MTCS certified timber products.

Malaysia Log Prices Malaysia Log Prices
Sarawak log, FOB US$ per m³
Meranti SQ up 265-292
Small
253-286
Super small
255-279
Keruing SQ up 247-259
Small
238-271
Super small
227-251
Kapur SQ up 239-265
Selangan Batu SQ up 244-278

Pen. Malaysia logs, domestic (SQ) US$ per m³
DR Meranti 283-302
Balau 325-355
Merbau 378-409
Rubberwood 106-140
Keruing 247-263
Peninsular Malaysian meranti logs are top grade and are used for scantlings for the EU. Their prices are higher than Sarawaks.

Malaysia Sawnwood Prices
Malaysia Sawnwood, FOB US$ per m³
DR Meranti
414-450 
White Meranti A & up
309-339
Seraya Scantlings (75x125 KD)
450-462
Sepetir Boards
277-306
Sesendok 25,50mm
363-381
Kembang Semangkok
344-373

Malaysian Sawnwood, domestic
US$ per m³
Balau (25&50mm,100mm+)
346-366
Merbau
486-538
Kempas 50mmx (75,100 & 125mm)
290-330
Rubberwood 25x75x660mm up
237-288
50-75mm Sq.
276-308
>75mm Sq.
298-328


Malaysia Plywood Prices
Malaysia ply MR BB/CC, FOB US$ per m³
2.7mm
446-507
3mm
428-458
9mm & up
379-449
Meranti ply BB/CC, domestic US$ per m³
3mm
371-461
12-18mm
354-383


Other Malaysia Panel Prices
Malaysia, Other Panels, FOB US$ per m³
Particleboard Export 12mm & up
263-286
Domestic 12mm & up
254-268
MDF            Export 15-19mm
315-347
Domestic 12-18mm
306-325


Malaysia Added Value Product Prices
Malaysia, Mouldings, FOB US$ per m³
Selagan Batu Decking
576-586
Red Meranti Mouldings 11x68/92mm x 7ft up
Grade A
590-603
Grade B
545-555


Malaysia Furniture and Parts Prices
Malaysia, Rubberwood, FOB US$ per piece
Semi-finished dining table solid laminated top 2.5'x4', extension leaf
79-95
As above, Oak Veneer
86-100
Windsor Chair
78-80
Colonial Chair
76-81
Queen Anne Chair (soft seat) without arm
78-87
with arm
78-88
Chair Seat 27x430x500mm
64-69
Rubberwood Tabletop US$ per m³
22x760x1220mm sanded & edge profiled
Top Grade
634-664
Standard
617-633


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